Storytelling is at theheart of everything we do in the newsroom, and it’s what drives the Trib Nation Events programming. We’re excited to present our Fall 2013 catalog of events and invite you to experience what we consider a live extension of your Chicago Tribune. Each event – from our cooking classes and author talks to wildlife cruises and policy discussions – features Tribune journalists alongside the most fascinating newsmakers and personalities, sharing conversation and talking with you. I hope you’ll join us.
—Lara Weber, Newsroom Events Editor
Moderated by the Tribune’s editorial page editor, Bruce Dold, each of the five annual Chicago Forward events brings together policymakers, government and business leaders and influencers to dissect and debate the policies and issues shaping the future of Chicago. These hour-long panel discussions explore critical points of view on topics of public interest and are open to audience questions. Each discussion is followed by a reception for audience members and panel participants.
Press Pass events take you behind the scenes with Chicago’s most talked about newsmakers and personalities from the worlds of sports, arts, food, politics and more. Hosted by the Tribune’s top critics, columnists and beat reporters, each event in this series offers a tantalizing pairing of writer and subject, in lively conversation about their work, art and pursuits. Press Pass events are tailored to coincide with significant and timely happenings.
The Printers Row author series is a year round extension of the popular summer gathering, Printers Row Lit Fest, and a complement to the weekly Printers Row Journal. The Chicago Tribune’s annual Literary and Heartland prizes are awarded at Printers Row events each fall, in conjunction with the Chicago Humanities Festival. The Printers Row series features monthly conversations with nationally recognized authors and discussions on Chicago’s rich literary scene. Each author discussion is led by one of the Tribune’s literary editors, reporters or critics and includes a book signing. Printers Row members receive preferential seating and other benefits.
Readers engage with TribU as the place where content, classes and seminars unite people who want to enrich their lives, develop their professional talents and further their careers. TribU classes and seminars are taught by Chicago Tribune staff and industry experts, with a focus on cultivating tools for personal and professional development, including such topics as social media and digital skills, writing, photography, cooking and personal finance. Many of the personal enrichment seminars are hosted by Chicago Tribune columnist Jenniffer Weigel.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: If you can’t make it to an event, we require 24 hours notice in order to issue a refund for most events.
Q: How can I contact TribNation events?
A: You can email us at TribNation@tribune.com or call 312-222-4358 during business hours.
Q: I don’t have a computer. How can I register for an event?
A: Please email TribNation@tribune.com or call 312-222-4358 during business hours. We can arrange for you to mail in a check as payment.
Q: Is there parking near the Tribune Tower?
A: The Tribune is not associated with any lot, but we recommend using this website to find parking: http://chicago.bestparking.com/
Q: Can I transfer my ticket to another person?
A: In most cases, yes. Please contact us to make the transfer.
Q: Where can I buy tickets to your events?
A: Tickets are all available online at tribnation.com/events
Q: Are tickets available at the door?
A: If an event is not sold out, we will have a limited number of tickets for sale at the door. We recommend that you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee entry to the event.
Q: I’m a digitalPlus member. Where can I claim my free tickets?
A: Visit the digitalPlus Member Center for register for free tickets: http://members.chicagotribune.com/